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read texas texas goes. we talked about the premise of the book. it all sorted of started. >> you probably remember the rick pear's succession moment he called for vai lantly ambushed the federal government in front of a large crowd. he said something like no, we have a fine union. there's no talk of leaving. if washington continues to do the terrible things its doing who knows what will happen. i did not regard it as a real commitment. if you're married and your spouse says there's nothing wrong with this marriage. there's no reason to dissolve it. if you continue to behave in the unsatisfactory manner it wasn't good. i thought about that and i thought about wow, if you look back over the last thirty years, texas has pretty much dominated the national yeand -- agenda. if you look at the savings and loan crisis in the '80s it started when ronald region -- charters of the texas. he did that because he felt that the texas ones were profitable. no, he no noticed the texas ones were all cooking the books that's why they were doing so well. and i kind of looked at that, there was a pie
will stick with activist rafif jouejati. the justice department goes to blocks the texas' voter id law. >> according to the state of texas' own analysis, anywhere from 600,000 to nearly 800,000 registered voters did not have the required id and those were disproportionately hispanic. >> we will speak with nation reporter ari berman about the texas' voter id law and such laws around the country, and with the naacp attorney robert havingor the group as havinis its annual meeting in houston. a >> there should be no sympathy for goldman sachs. we should be doing everything to try to bring this matter forward. >> what is the matter? oakland city council votes to end its contract with goldman sachs that locked into a financial deal that cost the city millions. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. a record-setting heat wave in the eastern u.s. is starting to ease after two weeks of scorching temperatures. the heat wave has been blamed for causing at least 74 deaths from the midwest to the east coast, including 1
dejaroeo por lo menos dos muertos en texas, y carreteras intransitables, en arizona, blanca dice cÓmo millones luchan contra inclemencias del tiempo. >>> por cuarta vez desde que se iniciÓ el verano, el clima hace noticia en gran parte del paÍs, afectando de manera contradictoria a 13 estados de la naciÓn, en washington tormentas repentinas del fin de semana ocasionaron contratiempos para choferes, lo mismo en arizona. en sacramento incendios forestales necesitaron a 2 mil bomberos para intentar sofocarlos en la costa este, en connecticut, se recibiÓ 4 pulgadas de lluvia que llevÓ al chofer a abandonar el carro. >>> el aumento de la temperatura provoca una evaporaciÓn mayor e implica mayor sequÍa, y el aumento provoca tormentas severas al venir un frente, un ingrediente que puede formar tormentas severas, tornados daÑos de viento, y caÍda de granizo. >>> en chicago y nueva york, edificios hicieron sentir el nivel de humedad mÁs alto que el indicado por termometros, llevaron a miles de padres de familia a tomar precauciones, antes de salir a la calle con niÑos. >>> trato de
.m. here in the nation's capital -- mitt romney will address the naacp in houston, texas to try to sell his jobs plan for the economy. unemployment in the african-american community is at 14.4%, far outpacing the national average. yesterday both campaigns focused on granting the other as responsible for sending jobs overseas. >> he likes to talk about outsourcing. he's run some interesting attack ads on me on that topic. it is interesting that when it comes to outsourcing, that this plaed been president has been outsourcing a good deal of -- of american jobs himself by putting money into energy companies, solar and wind energy companies that end up make their products outside the utes. if there's an outsourcer in chief it's the president in the united states, not the guy running to replace him. >> governor romney, in the business of outsourcing called pioneers. my experience has been working with outstanding members of labor and great managers to save the american auto industry. and as long as i'm president, i will keep fighting to make sure jobs are located here in the united states of ame
. my understanding is that you combine the heat of texas and the humidity of new orleans. (laughter) >> we have jobs. >> oh, you have jobs. jobs and air conditioning. >> we're very... we're a foody town, we're an arts town, we're a sports town, a theater town, anything you want in the big city enough houston plus we have good "of life, we're affordable and we have jobs. >> stephen: i'm not familiar with the term jobs. where are your jobs? what do people do? what are the industry there is? >> only the biggest. we have the largest medical complex in the world. we have america's largest foreign tonnage port. we have johnson space center with nasa and aerospace. we're a big manufacturing center >> stephen: you've got an odd cosmopolitan quality. i want to get something out there. you are also the first openly gay mayor of a major city in america. how is that possible? (cheers and applause) i'm going to pretend you are applauding for america and not gay. (laughter) how is that possible that texas-- texas-- six shooters, conservatives, george bush, rick perry, how is houston electing a ga
graduate of southwest texas state teaches college. and he said johnson would always laugh loudly at that. too loudly. and i didn't really understand what lyndon johnson's education, the effect that it had on him, until i went down to the college, found the textbooks that they used, and i said gee, do you like textbooks that you would use in high school in new york. that was his college education. i found a friend of his, joe barry, who later became a professor at bryn mawr, he said, you know, when i got to bryn mawr i realized i couldn't talk to anybody about anything. i felt i had been cheated out of an education. so that's part of lyndon johnson's upbringing. but it also showed me living there just how remarkable were his unique abilities to use the powers of government to improve the lives. while i was interviewing in the hill country, i came to realize that i was hearing the same thing over and over. they would tell me these stories about johnson ruthlessness and his cruelty, often just cruelty for the sake of being cruel. but then i would hear over and over they would say no matter
today in a challenge to texas' voter i.d. law. the law would require texans to show government-issued photo identification in order to vote. the u.s. justice department says this would keep thousands from voting and violates the voting rights act. more now from anna werner. er.reporter: college students demarieno hill and dominique ndnday are registering voters in houston's third ward, a place where many minorities aren't eigned up to vote. it thank you. gn okay, then. >> reporter: they don't like the new law. >> we already have an uphill struggle to encourage people to register so now when we tell them they have to jump through these hoops it's more of a struggle. >> reporter: the law requires texas' 13 million voters to tresent a photo i.d. at the polls and not just any photo , on, only a driver's license, passport, military i.d., gun permit, or a state-issued identification card will be accepted. attorney general greg abbot says it's to combat election fraud. >> in this last election in may there were more than 200 votes cast for corpses and when you have dead people casting
and do in the texas rangers. the giants, doing their business in atlanta. >>> an update on the wildfire near colfax. it's burned more than 2,600 akers and destroyed one home. it is now 60% contained. nearly 2,000 firefighters are on the scene. evacuations are still in place with about 170 homes threatened. many evacuees will be back tomorrow morning. >>> a logging company is going to pay the government the largest settlement in u.s. history because of the moonlight fire in 2007. it burned sixty-five thousand acres. the ruling today found the sierra pacific logging company did not take proper precautions during a red-flag warning day. a bulldozer sparked the fire. sierra pacific will have to pay $55 million and hand out 22,005 acres of land. the forest service will turn that land into parks and wildlife reserves. >> rather cool weather out there today. but warmer weather is on the horizon. [ male announcer ] olympic tennis players bob and mike bryan are always on the move. so they can't get to the bank to deposit a check. instead, they use citibank mobile check deposit. it's easy. they j
, rain. the texas coast, beaumont, port arthur through galveston and an few showers near houston popped up. a few areas this morning a rough drive. otherwise, a quiet weather map the entire northern half kuch country. a warm weather map and not the incredible heat wave we've seen over the last the two weeks and hoping to get rain. arkansas one of the worst drought spots in the country along with colorado. the potential, especially eastern half of arkansas, a little rain. showers and thunderstorms hit-and-miss throughout the south east and a warm typical summerlike day for rest of us. enjoy. >> thanks, bill. >>> revising downward on wall street. americans city going bust, and which of the united states is the best for doing business? your "first look" at this morning's business headlines is straight ahead. >>> coming up, griffin strikes is rich, an all-star blowout and what fans know the rest of us don't. you're watching "first look" on nbc. ♪ [ acoustic guitar: slow ] [ barks ] ♪ [ upbeat ] [ barks ] beneful playful life is made with energy-packed wholesome grains... and real beef a
this race is going to come down to battleground states -- >> and texas is a loss, i agree with you. >> yeah well exactly. be -- no i -- the other thing i'm thinking -- chris i'm going -- because fox news would run that footage 24-7. he is president of the black people, look at him talking to the black people, and the black people are cheering. >> yeah. i don't know although bill press made the point that there is nothing on the president's schedule, which usually means he is taking a trip to some clandestine place. >> oh. >> he may be making a trip overseas or something. so can't do it. romney says the think he did make inroads with black voters -- >> computer says naaa. >> he said i spoke to a number of african american leaders, even ones that are not in sports. >> he is so tall and black, he must be in sport. >> i spoke with a number of african american leaders after the event, and they say a lot of folks don't want to say they are not going to be voting for barack obama, but that are disappointed, at the end of my speech having a standing ovation was genero
through parts of carolina and texas. it is bringing relief to the hot temperatures we were experiencing and bringing in much needed moisture. we are in a droudght across pars of the southeast. we will take the moisture when we can get it. out west it is heating up. 92 degrees for your high temperature today. we could see upper 90s for salt lake city and phoenix. another scorcher for you 109 degrees expected high temperature this afternoon out there. so really make sure to stay safe. we have a number of excessive heat warnings for you as well. across california and also nevada due to the very hot temperatures. we already have showers and thunderstorms fired up early this morning across the carolinas also southern parts of virginia for you. it will be a slow go for you we have a heavy batch approaching the city of raleigh we can see delays over the airport. slow movers. you will need the umbrella. tennessee dealing with rainfall as well. southward along interstate 1010 you see southeastern parts of texas. also most remaining offshore south of houston. you will get in on some of the action
the gentleman from texas, mr. poe, for five minutes. mr. poe: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. poe: mr. speaker, for years the united states has used droughns to track terrorists overseas, catch outlaws along the border, and other lawful purposes. now thousands of droughns are headed to the homeland. the f.a.a. plans to allow expanded use of droughns to operate nationwide by -- drones to operate nationwide by the year 2015. it is estimated by 2020, 30,000 of them will be flying in american skies. yes, mr. speaker, the drones are coming. who will operate these drones and what will be their mission? could it be a suspicious government agent who thinks someone looks kind of funny? the e.p.a. bureaucrat to monitor somebody's farm and watch bessie the cow graze in the pasture? or a nosey neighbor who wants to make sure someone's shutters are pretty and the flowers don't violate the homeowners association rules? or could it be a legitimate and lawful and legal purpose of drones that doesn't violate the
of the united states postal service located at 133 hare road in crosby, texas, as the army first sergeant david mcnerney post office building. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentlewoman from new york, ms. buerkle, and the gentleman from virginia, mr. connolly, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentlewoman from new york. ms. buerkle: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days within which to revise and extend their remarks and include ex -- extraneous material on the bill under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized. ms. buerkle: thank you, mr. speaker. i would now like to yield as much time as he may consume to my distinguished colleague from the state of texas, sponsor of this legislation, mr. poe. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from texas is recognized. mr. poe: i thank the speaker and i thank the gentlelady from new york for yielding time. mr. speaker, it was the vietnam war. it was march, 1967. 45 years ago. army first sergeant david mcnerne
jon: busy two hours. golf perry told you texas won't buy into the medicaid expansion. jenna: won't do it. jon: the guy followed by the shark in cape cod. jenna: busy day. [laughter] "america live" starts right now. megyn: fox news alert on a telling new poll that shows americans believe president obama has changed this country as he campaigned and promised that he would to back in -- would do back in 2008, but not as many had hoped. welcome to "america live," i'm megyn kelly. a new polling question is shaking up the campaign today. first, the hill asked people if they believed the president has changed the country. 68% said, yes, he has. and when they were asked how, the results not good news. 56% of voters believe that during the first three years of the obama administration the president has changed america in a negative way, for the worse. 35% believe the country has changed for the better. one in five democrats believes the president has changed the country for the worse. chris stirewalt is our fox news digital politics editor and host of "power play" on foxnews.com. so there
nothing in them that would prevent romney from being president. while campaigning in texas, the president touted a $1 billion plan for math and science teachers. the goal, to reward academic achievement and teachers with salary stipends, terrell? >>> tara mergener, thank you so much. >>> the united nations security council is scheduled to vote on a new plan to end the violence in syria. but russia, which holds veto power, opposes part of the plan which could lead to the use of military force. >>> rebel forces are holding their ground in the capital damascus in tense and sustained fighting is reported. the mandate of u.n. observer force in syria expires friday. >>> north korean leader kim jong-un has a new title. marshal. his position as overall commander of the military. he already has the title of supreme commander of the korean's people's army. on monday, the chief of north korea's army was dismissed. >>> back in this country, the fda approved a second weight loss drug yesterday. cue simian was approved for people with weight-related conditions, like high blood pressure or diabetes. it'
of the subcommittee, congressman cuellar from texas. >> thank you, chairman. thank you for holding this hearing today. i would like to thank also director morton for joining us today. i look forward to his testimony. before we begin, i'd like to express my condolences to the family of the border patrol agent who died in the line of duty on july 6th after an a accident near fort hancock in west texas. i'd also like to wish a quick recovery to hsi special agent colton harrison who was shot in the line of duty. during hargill, texas. they're in hidalgo. and director, i believe you're heading over there to visit the family and him also. i think he was shot there last week. again, thank you for showing. showing in one of the counties i represent. these terrible incidents are a stark reminder of the men and women that law enforcement put their lives on the line every day to make our country more secure. we greatly appreciate their service and sacrifice. the purpose of today's hearing is to examine the status of i.c.e. secure communities program, along with the agency's plan for the secure future of the pro
from our l.a. bureau. >> reporter: it happened near brownsville, texas, and remember, the rio grande is often dry, so it really is just a concrete culvert with no praise to hide for the agents. the border patrol is acknowledging, in fact, that two agents fired into mexico, one because he was being pelted with rocks, the other because a gun was being pointed at him. now, the border patrol says it has no knowledge of anyone being hit on the mexican side, but mexican authorities say a teenager was shot and killed. remember this? this is the incident back in 2010 where a border patrol agent who was on a bicycle shot and killed a 15-year-old because the 15-year-old and other teens were throwing rocks at two border patrol officers. that clearly caused some big time tension between the u.s. and mexico, so much so that a day later -- remember this? -- the mexican federales lining up on the other side of the border, and the border patrol on our side with shields. it was almost like a showdown. the mexican government believes the border patrol is using excessive force. but to remind you, the b
temperature records were broken or tied. >> the chances of texas seeing another drought, colorado seeing another epic year of wild fires, all of these things become far more likely. >> reporter: in wisconsin, residents have been banned from watering their lawns and in california, firefighters are on edge. >> we don't have any rain that's going to wet everything down. we get lightning strikes on top of the hills, desert floor and fire starts all over the place. >> reporter: some areas of the south and southwest are getting relief. >> this time of the year, in that part of the country, when it rains it pours and almost always leads to flash flooding. >> reporter: this rain is what neighboring states to the north are still waiting for. >> i assume some day it will rain. we are running out of time. >> reporter: another heat wave is coming through the midwest next week. luckily it won't be as intense as the one we saw earlier this month. >>> a hot topic that caught our attention today, certainly caught yours on line about 20 moms held a nurse in outside of a water park near denver after emplo
in an instant. lightning killing two men in texas. downpours turn into roads and rivers. scorching heat returning today. >>> held hostage, an american church pastor taken by kidnappers in egypt. desperately in need of his medication. >>> three-day delay. irate passengers revolting after their china to new york flight is canceled again and again and again. >>> sound of silence. a pair made in rock 'n' roll heaven. paul mccartney, bruce springsteen, a perfect concert until someone pulled the plug. >>> good morning, everybody. i'm john muller. >> i'm sunny hoss tin. >> dangerous heat back for millions of americans. >> it's only part of severe weather. killing two men in texas who ran for cover during a soccer match. >> the swift thunderstorm surprised the players. they took refuge under a tree which was a fatal mistake. >> i souheard what sounded like bomb go off. i saw lightning hit the tree and burst to the ground. >> reporter: it struck three people. one man died instantly, another man died at the hospital and one died instantly. racing water stunned drivers in washington state and made
to the distinguished chairman of the trade subcommittee, the gentleman from texas, mr. brady. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for two minutes. mr. brady: thank you, mr. chairman. in the border state we have a lot of people here who are mott legal. as a result, we struggle to provide health care across our state. obamacare will make it worse, will make it harder to help familiar lows. this chart lays out the new health care law, affects every one of you in america. this is the result of that 2,800-page bill. what the supreme court left in place was 159 new federal agencies and bureaucracies in between you and your doctor. what they left in place was 21 new tax increases, a dozen of which hit middle-class families like yourself right in the pocketbook. what it left in place is half a trillion dollars of cuts to our local hospitals, our home health care agencies, our nursing homes, even hospice care, when people are dying, they left in place those cuts. and today, you'll hear when i finish, the ranking member will tell you all the sugar and spice about obamacare in texas. what he wo
united. that decision is incomprehensible to me. host: fort worth, texas. caller: i disagree with the decision and i think it's more about, you know, what the doctors need and not what insurance companies need and i think, you know, they've got to have a term limit for them judges and they ought to be elected by the people and not by one party or the president, you know. host: why would that change things? caller: because then the people have the power instead of the president having the power. and that's the way our government's supposed to be. it's supposed to be -- the government's supposed to represent us and they're not doing that. host: mckinney, texas. this is corina, democrats line. caller: yes. this is corina. i was calling to actually hear -- for everyone that's speaking about the medicare and who should -- let's say over what. but i believe the government stepping in and trying to do something for people such as myself who do not have, you know, medical insurance is very, very happy because of the obama act -- affordable act. i think it's great. i think the republi
. heavy rains caused flash flooding and houston sex sex --- texas is under water after receiving rain. the massive down pours are causing problems. but raising hope that it is rain will end the drought condition in southeast texas. texas is one of 26 states that have natural disasters due to drought and blazing heat that is taking a tollon crops. we'll have more on this story. what can you tell us? >> good afternoon to you uma. no relief is in site for the weekend for the already parched midwest. temperatures are expected to climb in the nines and triple-digits . christmas tree sapplings are shriveling up. and it is causing the price of these commodities to strike. indiana is the epi center and spreading to illinois and iowa and the country's largest corn grower. it is not enough to make a difference. there is just no available moisture in the soul. we should be able to make a ball out of it. but it is just like sand. >> many people are comparing it to the dust bowl that not only destroyed crops but live stock as well foo much water playinging the country. flash flood watches in the s
is challenging a new voter i.d. law in texas saying it violates the 1965 voting rights act. that law was aimed at protecting minority voters. attorney general eric holder says the texas law amounts to a poll tax since some voters may have to pay for new i.d. cards. attorneys for texas claim the law will not keep any eligible minority voters from going to the polls. 17 states have some kind of voter i.d. law. experts say this battle could lead to the supreme court deciding the fate of the voting rights act itself. >> lawyers for the man who killed an unarmed florida teenager are asking for a new judge in the case because of concerns about bias. george zimmerman is facing shooting teenager trayvon martin in february. >> lawyers disqualify the judge who is hearing the case. the lawyers pointed to the judge's comments bail for zimmerman earlier this month. in the judge's bail order he accused zimmerman of manipulating the system and planning to flee to avoid prosecution. zimmerman's lawyers say, quote, the court makes gratuitous disparaging remarks about mr. zimmerman's character. advocates for mr
. >> sreenivasan: arguments began today in u.s. district court in washington over whether texas can require voters to show photo identification at polling places. the obama administration blocked the law last year saying it was unfair to minority voters. texas then sued the u.s. government citing political motives. the law is one of several recent disputes over the 1965 voting rights act, which prohibits discriminatory voting practices. the supreme court upheld a similar photo i.d. law in indiana in 2009. nearly 50 years after their plane went down, the remains of six airmen who disappeared during the vietnam war were buried at arlington national cemetery today. the remains were buried in a single casket, after being discovered last year by american and laotion search teams. for decades, family members knew only that the plane sent out a "mayday" signal while flying over laos. all six servicemen were given posthumous promotions by the military. on wall street today, stocks slipped in a light day of trading. the dow jones industrial average lost 36 points to close at 12,736. the nasdaq fell re than
>>> good morning, america. extreme weather and a flash flood emergency from texas to north carolina, this morning. two dozen high-water rescues in the raging waters of san antonio. this woman jumped from her car into the deep water on the interstate. and much more rain on the way. >>> also breaking overnight, 28 climbers caught in the path of a deadly avalanche in the alps. at least nine injured, five dead, and the rest missing. a frantic search and rescue right now on the growing disaster in the mountains. >>> wicked knockout. kristin chenoweth, knocked out by scaffolding and suffering a seizure on the set of her show. she was rushed to the hospital. we'll have the latest on her condition. >>> and watch out. >> it's a shark. >> it's a shark! >> a family vacation turns wild when a little fishing off the deck reels in the shock of a lifetime. yep. that's a big, old shark. in the most unexpected place. we'll talk live to all about their jaw-dropping tale. >> my favorite shot. >> that is so great. everyone here today. i'm sorry, i didn't get the wardrobe memo. you're all bright. and gr
of two people in north harris county, texas happening a few hours ago, saying the victims were on soccer fields when lightning hit them. a third person we now have learned, haseen taken to the hospital and we don't know the extent of the injuries of that victim. and it's part of a series of nasty weather all weekend long in the houston area and we want to learn more about what's happening. meteorologist maria molina is with us in the extreme weather center. >> unfortunately we're hearing about these now from some of lightning storms from the houston area and flash flooding across that region, dumping a lot of heavy rain, over two inches of rain, that being a short amount of time duringome of the storms, that have been rolling through. you saw on the radar, that the batch of stormed rolled through earlier, probably a couple of hours ago. now the strongest storms are austin, san antonio, so, just be careful out there. we see widespread storms and across the eastern third of the country and upstate new york and pennsylvania and a strong line of storms at the albany area approaching massachu
custody of a monkey. this is for real. in bianna golodryga's home state of texas. the primate in question made a court appearance. john muller is on the case. >> reporter: strange noises and an air on monkey business fill a texas courtroom. a custody battle with a texas-sized twist. the kind of courtroom surprise reserved for a hollywood farce. the battle for custody is over a monkey. a 6-year-old monkey named kiko. donning a polka dot dress, the monkey in the middle of a custody battle between debbie burg and a mississippi woman who didn't appear in court but claims the funky monkey was originally hers before she was repossessed. with a monkey on her back, debbie can't imagine losing kiko. >> devastating. it would be hard on kiko, too. imagine taking a 6-year-old child and putting it into a home it doesn't know. >> reporter: berg said she bought kiko as a companion for her other monkey, daisy, a year before the mississippi woman's monkey was even born. with both in court, it was a cage full of monkeys. the texas judge and lawyer taking the monkeying around in stride. >> i wouldn't want t
in houston, texas. we're going to keep our eye on those live pictures. he'll be offering rebuttal to romney's speech he made yesterday. despite rounds of applause throughout romney's speech, the crowd did boo after romney said he would repeal the president's health care reform law. romney reacted last night during a fundraiser in montana saying "remind them of this, if they want more stuff from government tell them to go vote for the other guy but don't forget nothing is free. it has to be paid for by people in the private sector creating goods and services." joining me now, we have two people on our panel. i want to start here with democratic strategist steve mcmahon. the president doesn't have any events these two days. i'd like to get to the reaction of thefr freeh statement. despite the president not having events for today and yesterday, he had some schedule conflicts. how will convention goers see this joe biden being there instead of the president? >> the convention goers fully understand that the obama administration is the best friend they ever had in washington. and joe biden is a
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